FVI “Family Fun Day” VR Experience coming January 19th

Jan. 16, 2019 – Planned for Saturday, January 19th, Family Fun day is an interactive community experience presented by Florida Vocational Institute (FVI), Miramar campus. The day-long event introduces the community to FVI and career education opportunities for young people focusing on healthcare and technology. A fascinating display featuring Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) will be presented during the event. Augmented and Virtual Reality make up an exploding tech-industry segment presenting new career opportunities and FVI is embracing the sector.


The Augmented and Virtual Reality room presents an opportunity for people to better understand the excitement around this dynamic and evolving technology, while enjoying Family Fun Day activities, including music, carnival and video games, face painting and balloons, free food and tours of FVI’s new Miramar campus. “We are setting up a room specifically to showcase Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)” said Erik Brodie, FVI’s VP of Marketing. Brodie stated that two seating areas in the room will have Oculus Go VR headsets available for use. “They will be showcasing Anatomy and Tech orientated content and there’s an Augmented Reality component to the room. He said an iPad utilizing AR apps allows users to explore human anatomy. “The AR images on the iPad will broadcast to a 70” TV for everyone in the room to see.”

Access to this AR and VR experience may be the 1st for some folks. Hands on demonstration on how VR and AR can be used for more than just entertainment will be a highlight. These cutting-edge technologies can be used to increase engagement and ultimately help to facilitate learning. Brodie said, “for someone who has never used a VR headset, they will be blown away by what they see.” Note that the room will remain an AR/VR lab beyond Family Fun Day. “We want Florida Vocational Institute to continue to be a forward-thinking career school with plans of introducing these technologies into the classroom in Q1 of 2019.”

FVI with support of the City of Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam invites the community to come out and learn more, while having a fun filled family day, 10:00am to 3:00pm, Saturday, January 19th, 2019, 3520 Enterprise Way, Miramar, FL. For more information about FVI and Family Fun day visit www.fvi.edu

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